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Market Sentiment

A subjective measure of how investors are feeling about a security or market. Generally speaking, market sentiments are positive when stock prices are going up and negative when they are going down. Because feelings sometimes change more slowly than a market's underlying fundamentals, market sentiment helps explain why securities have a tendency to become either overvalued or undervalued. Some investors plan to make investment decisions in a way that disregards market sentiment, while others attempt to profit from it. See also: Crowd theory, Subjective probabilities, The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

market sentiment

The intuitive feeling of the investment community regarding the expected movement of the stock market. For example, if market sentiment is bullish, then most investors expect an upward move in the stock market.
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According to the centre, the economic sentiment indicator rose by 3.6 points compared with the previous month.
The Economic Sentiment Indicator declined by 0.6 point to 102.7 points in the euro area, while in the wider EU it was down 0.3 point to 102.0.
The monthly Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI-CypERC), calculated by the university's Economics Research Centre decreased by 1.7 points to 107.8, compared with the previous month.
British gloom held down sentiment in the European Union as a whole, with the Commission's economic sentiment indicator remaining broadly stable in May at 103.8, it was revealed yesterday.
SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 30 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's business sentiment indicator remained unchanged month-on-month in July after falling by 0.9 pp in June, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Monday.
The Economic Sentiment Indicator, a monthly survey by the European Union's executive Commission, rose to 104.7 points in May from 104.0 in April, according to a report Monday.
The composite business confidence climate index, Istat Economic Sentiment Indicator (IEST), increased from 107.0 in October of 2014 to 107.1 of the same month this year.
The Standard Chartered-MNI Business Sentiment Indicator (BSI) for Kenya fell to 58.6 in June from 66.9 in May, declining 12.4 per cent m/m.
Watchers of the market who have a focus on Nigeria will now be able to benefit from two market indicators sponsored by the bank, a Business Sentiment Indicator and the recently launched Consumer Price Tracker.
The Standard Chartered MNI Business Sentiment Indicator for Kenya is the first in Standard Chartered and MNI's series of African Indicators.
The economic sentiment indicator (ESI) remained broadly unchanged in February, showing a marginal increase of 0.2 points only in both the eurozone (to 101.2) and the EU (to 105).